The American Emperor

The American Emperor

A Poem by Damian Alan Gray

No better than the worst
I see you living the curse
so many endured before
you claimed the first.

But, of course, that’s not the worst of it.

Sent darts into twins
you popped the violins
as your troops begin
to ravage former sins.

I can’t abide your
consolations, your
negotiations, your
undulations, your
adorations of war.

The evil axis,
the geotaxis
of your Metaxas
of oil and hate and Texas.

But, of course, that’s not the worst of it.

While the honest died
you covered to deny
the reality of your cries,
your legacy of lies.

I can’t abide your
consolations, your
negotiations, your
undulations, your
adorations of war.

While your crocodile tears
brought pains and fears
to the masses seared
the enlightened jeered.

But, of course, that’s not the end of it,
is it my liege?
 

© 2008 Damian Alan Gray


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Bravo! Keep up the good fight. I love this (except that throwing in Texas bit - I'm a native Texan and I don't claim that sumbich). You did a splendid job with this. Check out my poem "A Letter For King George" when you get a chance. Think you will like it. Your piece and mine go hand in hand. Kudos to you. Going in my favorites.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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I like this allot. Nice rhythm. Pointed and sarcastic. I wish I saw this kind of political commentary from the major networks. It's more informative, and honest to boot.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Only in America you could get away with this. Any where else you would be shot. Tony

Posted 12 Years Ago


BRAVO indeed! This was great except that I live 5 minutes from Texas.....uh, hopefully this doesn't sound too much like Legion's review! haha
Anyway This is the first piece that I have read by you and It was great from title to finish.

Sent darts into twins
you popped the violins
as your troops begin
to ravage former sins.

You believe the so called conspiracy that HE had a hand in 9-11? I have heard that before.....hmmmmm

Cheers,lea

Posted 12 Years Ago


A scathing indictment indeed Damian, and I cannot disagree with the logic you put forth. It always seemed foolish to me to kill our fellow man simply for the sake of greed. Very poetic and to the point Sir.
M


Posted 12 Years Ago


Very nice damian, deep and extreamly well written. I mighthave professed this but I usually can't stand rhyming work, but this drags along (in tone with the piece of course) with a subtle intensity that really affects the reader. good job man.

Posted 12 Years Ago


President Grant is partying in his grave, no longer the worst prez in US history. Now if my dems just had a backbone, that whole crooked bunch would be in jail. A great write, Damian.

Posted 12 Years Ago


This poem is awesome and it rings so true. Our president is an oil-greedy corrupted commie, who's trying to rape the face of democracy...I love this poem so much, it expresses truth and rage...

BRAVO!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Thank you for putting into words what so many feel. This poem is the voice of many and a mighty fine voice it is. "When the honest died" goes straight to my heart, for to understand that one phrase is to know a reality so many refuse to acknowledge and our media refuses to grasp, comprehend and report. Excellent work!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Well said! Lets hope change for the better is on its way in a few months.

Posted 12 Years Ago


It's a treat to see someone skewering Shrub. I would like the poem for its cadence alone but the anger in it matches my own and it's put better than I would have.

Posted 12 Years Ago



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